While many are arguing about or lamenting over this dreadful “election cycle”, human induced climate chaos is ramping up in ways that are new for every living being . . . every living system on earth.
I write this today in the midst of massive flooding of streams, rivers, lakes and giant trees that were downed by straight line winds throughout the north woods of Wisconsin.
In my many decades of knowing and loving this area I have never before witnessed such devastation; invasive species, dying trees and extreme weather incidents like the one that roared through 2 days ago.
We hear this every day from different parts of the world post extreme climate event: "I've never seen this before . . . . . "
Particularly hard hit was an area by Lake Superior: http://www.kare11.com/weather/storms-ravage-wis-roads/270710382
Human induced climate chaos was predicted by James Hansen (and others) years ago.
A warmer atmosphere will hold more moisture and will then produce more torrential downpours. When you are in these downpours, it truly feels apocalyptic. And the WINDS . . . . . !!!!
And now this heat dome is going to infiltrate most of the country.
Just checked the forecast for Chicago area-----90-100 for 7 days!
I don’t even know what to say anymore. It’s completely insane how humans are knowingly (??) destroying the life forces of earth. It is beyond comprehension that climate change is reduced to practically nothing in the presidential race. We've got fossil fuel funded, pro fracking Clinton and climate change denying Trump (yes, I know, there is Stein)
Catch the last part of Democracy now-----I agree with everything Eddie and Langston Glaude state regarding race, the status quo, climate change, this election and their response to Sander’s endorsement of HC.